Ps. 118:23 “This is from the Lord and is His doing; It is marvellous in our eyes.” (AMP].
John 9:2 “His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (NRSV]. Their question was not, is there a sin in this equation? They did not ask if it was as a result of sin, they asked whose sin it was. In other words, it must be sin so we want to analyse where the sin came from. Some people, unfortunately, feel that when they are praying, particularly conducting deliverance, they have to get to the person’s village and find out what his or her grandfather drank when he was thirty years old. All that is unnecessary; the Name of Jesus is potent enough and that is why He is the Alpha and the Omega. He can go to the beginning of your life and sort things out for you, things you could never have known.
The equation, sickness equals sin [sickness = sin] is too simplistic and incorrect. While there is a connection between sickness and sin, not all sicknesses are as a result of sin. There is something called, innocent suffering and that is one aspect of life that Christians are missing these days. Innocent suffering means you are innocent, but you are suffering. For some people, they have done nothing to deserve this kind of spouse they are married to. Sometimes, it is just innocent suffering, you have not done anything wrong. To ask why you deserve it is to ask the wrong question. You are asking the wrong question and if you keep asking the wrong questions, you will not get the right answer. You need to ask the right question and the right question is, what will God have me do now that I find myself in this situation? Then you will get the right answer and you will come out of the situation that is unpleasant in Jesus Name.
Some things are simply for the glory of God. John 11:4 “But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” (emphasis added). Martha said, ‘if only you had been here…’ and Jesus said to her, ‘Listen, if you believe Martha you will see the glory of God.’ Martha said, ‘I believe’, and as Jesus was going where they buried Lazarus, Martha protested, ‘I told you, by now he is stinking’. And Jesus said, ‘Didn’t I tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?’ [John 11 paraphrased]. Every challenge, every pain, every stigma you have, in the Name of Jesus, will end in the glory of God and to the glory of His Name.
John 9:6 “Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes.” Mark 7:33 “Jesus led him away from the crowd so they could be alone. He put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then, spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man’s tongue.” Why spit? Your spit carries your DNA and it is a very personal and intimate thing to share with anybody. You should not exchange your spit with just anybody. When Jesus put the spittle on this man, He was sharing His essence and His DNA with the man. I earnestly desire the spit of Jesus.
Prayer: Father, be glorified in all that concerns me, in Jesus Name. Amen!